Event Detail
Turtle Bay - Leader Bruce Behrens

Start Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:30 AM
End Date/Time: Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:00 PM
Recurring Event: One time event
Day / Beginner Skill
Event Report:


Turtle Bay 
Saturday September 17, 2016

Trip Description:

Turtle Bay is a small bay on the north end of West Matagorda Bay. It is a great place to kayak. It has several marshes that are full of redfish and flounder. During September redfish will be schooling in large numbers getting ready for the annual run to the ocean. In the marshes and along the shorelines you will have the opportunity to view tailing redfish.

Trout will be gorging themselves on huge schools of shrimp, mullet and shad. Flounder are abundant around the marshes. The water will be green to off color, but even when the water is off color the fishing is great. Water along this shore clears on light southeasterly or northerly winds. 


 Bruce Behrens, click here to email, 281-206-4038

 Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 6:30AM - 3:00PM
How to Sign Up:

If you want to go, contact the trip leader (or sign up at a monthly meeting) and provide: name, email address and phone number (preferably cell phone). or Register for a PACK login account and then use the Auto Enroll link above to automatically have your name added to the list below.

How to Get There:
From Palacios: West on S-35, immediately after crossing Turtle Creek, turn left (South) on Jensen Point Road. Travel 2.5 miles South on Jensen Point Road to the Public Boat Launch.
What to Pack/Bring:

See Standard PACK List for items to consider for any PACK outing

Important items:

  • VHF Radio for communication and emergency contact
  • First Aid Kit 
  • Lunch, Water, snacks
  • Kayak Drift Sock 

Recommended guidelines for participates:

  • Make sure trip leader or an officer has your emergency contact
  • Notify the trip leader if you have any potential concerns
  • If inexperienced, then buddy up. Make sure the trip leader knows your experience level
  • Communicate with the trip leader, if you are unsure of your skill level required
  • Member dues are current
  • Guests are invited to participate
  • Have performed deep water entries
  • Carry a first aid kit
  • Have a life jacket
  • Have a VHF radio
  • Inform the trip leader of your float plan if planning to fish alone or longer then the designated times.
  • Sign in and sign out at the launch site. Inform the trip leader if you will be launching in a different place.

Recommended for Trip Leaders:

  • Insures proper authorizations
  • Secure sites
  • Prepare emergency preparedness plan
  • Keep abreast of weather conditions that might effect the trip
  • Point out any potential area hazards
  • Maintain a head count
  • Have available a first aid kit
  • Have a VHF radio




Fishing Options:
  • Launch at Jensen Point and fish Turtle Bay.
  • The first marsh is approx 100 yards west of the launch point. You will see the culvert, pass through the culvert and explore the vast marsh full of redfish and flounder. Note: Do not get on the land - it is private property.
  • The second marsh is approx 2 miles west of the launch site. It has two entrances. Between the two entrances is a sand flat, this can hold trout in the middle of the day when the water is very hot.
  • Or fish the bay for trout, flounder, and reds.
  • Launch at Turtle Creek and fish the creek towards Turtle Bay. This is a good place for redfish and flounder. 
GPS Coordinates:

Launch end of Jensen Point Road
N28 °41.253' W96 °16.463'

Guest Participants:

(We prefer for you to create a login account on this website so that you can have your name added to the auto register list below. If you don't have a registered login account on this website we can list your name here; please contact the trip leader to request your name to manually added. If you have a login account then use the enroll feature at the top of this page to become part of the auto enroll list below)



 Enrolled Participants
1. memonk0730
2. loumessina
3. protasid
4. Owls88
5. Bmath
6. Big Fish Bill
7. buzz797
8. terrymlea

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